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Henschel Hs 297 Föhn

Surface-to-Air Missile

Henschel Hs 297 Föhn Surface-to-Air Missile

Service Data

In Service: 1945 to 1945

Production Data

First Flight: 2 March 1945
Manufacturer: Henschel
Number built: 50

Technical Data

Type: Surface-to-Air Missile

Guidance system:
Length: 00.29.5 m
Wingspan: m
Diameter: 00.73 m
Weight: 2.7 kg
Engine: 1 ×
Maximum speed: km/h
Range: 1,200 m
Warhead: kg
Launch Platform: Mobile
Operators: Luftwaffe

Other: Missiles


The Henschel Hs 297 Föhn (Hairdryer) surface to air missile. Designed and developed by Henschel und Sohn in 1945.

The Henschel Hs 297 Föhn was intended to be deployed against Allied aircraft and to supplement normal, anti-aircraft weapons. This weapon is believed to have been used for the first time on 2 March 1945, at Remagen.

The Ludendorff Bridge at Remagen was the last working bridge on the Rhine, which was captured by soldiers of the American 9th armoured division on the 7 March 1945, during Operation Lumberjack. Sometime after the capture of the Ludendorff Bridge the Henschel Hs 297 was discovered intact by American forces.


Henschel Hs 297 Föhn Surface-to-Air Missile picture 2
Henschel Hs 297 Föhn Surface-to-Air Missile picture 3
Henschel Hs 297 Föhn Surface-to-Air Missile picture 4

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